Current Affairs Quiz : August 30 2020

1.

Which state CM inaugurates state's First Marine Ambulance 'Pratheeksha'?

   A.) Karnataka
   B.) Kerala
   C.) Maharashtra
   D.) Goa

Answer: Option 'B'

Kerala

On 26th August, 2020 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the State's First fully equipped Marine Ambulance 'Pratheeksha'. It was acquired by the Fisheries Department at Kochi for rescue operations at sea. 'Pratheeksha' - built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) is the first of the three marine ambulances ordered by the state.

2.

Union Agriculture and Farmers welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar has launched the integration of ICAR-IIHR Seed Portal with YONO krishi web app of which bank?

   A.) Punjab National Bank
   B.) Indian Bank
   C.) Canara Bank
   D.) State Bank of India

Answer: Option 'D'

State Bank of India

3.

Which country has launched India backed infrastructure projects like Hulhumale Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty recently?

   A.) Nepal
   B.) Mauritius
   C.) Bangladesh
   D.) Maldives

Answer: Option 'D'

The government of Maldives launched India backed infrastructure projects viz. Hulhumale Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty in Maldives during a ceremony which was attended by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, Hulhumalé MP Ali Niyaz, High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir, MD of Housing Development Corporation Limited (HDC) Suhail Ahmed and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives.

4.

Shinzo Abe the prime minister of which country has resigned from the post in August 2020?

   A.) South Korea
   B.) Japan
   C.) Thailand
   D.) China

Answer: Option 'B'

Japan

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan announced his resignation owing to his worsening health condition due to ulcerative colitis. 65-year-old Shinzo Abe of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan. The elected new party leader will hold the post for the remaining 1-year term of Abe.

5.

Archana Mahanta, who passed away, belonged to which profession?

   A.) Dancer
   B.) Singer
   C.) Actor
   D.) Comedian

Answer: Option 'B'

Veteran Assamese folk singer Archana Mahanta passed away at the age of 72 in Health City hospital, Guwahati, Assam following a brain stroke. She was also a reputed artist of All India Radio(Guwahati). She is the wife of late Khagen Mahanta( known as 'Bihu King') and mother of Angaraag 'Papon' Mahanta, popular Indian singer and founder of the folk-fusion band Papon and The East India Company.

6.

The 6th anniversary of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was observed on August 28, 2020. The PMJDY is operated by which department of finance ministry?

   A.) Department of Economic Affairs
   B.) Department of Expenditure
   C.) Department of Investment and Public Asset Management
   D.) Department of Financial Services

Answer: Option 'D'

Department of Financial Services

The 6th anniversary of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was observed which was launched on August 28, 2014. On this occasion, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the importance of this biggest financial inclusion initiative in the world. It has been the foundation stone for the Indian government’s people-centric economic initiatives.

7.

Who won the UEFA Championship League 2019-20?

   A.) Barcelona
   B.) Bayern Munich
   C.) Juventus
   D.) Paris Saint Germain

Answer: Option 'B'

Bayern Munich

On 23rd August 2020, Bayern Munich (FC Bayern Munchen), German football club won their 6th Championship in the Union of European Football Associations(UEFA) Champions League 2019-20. Bayern Munich became the champions of Europe by defeating the first time finalists Paris Saint Germain(PSG) 1- 0 at the finals held in Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.

8.

Justice A.R. Lakshmanan is the former judge of which court?

   A.) Supreme Court
   B.) High Court
   C.) District Court
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'A'

Supreme Court

Former Supreme Court judge Justice, A.R. Lakshmanan(full name- Arunachalam Lakshmanan), died at the age of 78 in a private hospital in Trichy(Tiruchirappalli or Tiruchi), TamilNadu following a heart attack. Currently he was the sitting representative of Tamil Nadu in the Mullai Periyar Panel headed by Justice A.S.Anand. He served as the chairman of the Law Commission (18th Law Commission) after his retirement. He was born in Devakottai in Sivaganga district, TamilNadu on March 22, 1942.

9.

Who has been appointed as the MD & CEO of SBI funds management?

   A.) Vinay M Tonse
   B.) PC Kandpal
   C.) Rajnish Kumar
   D.) Ashwani Bhatia

Answer: Option 'A'

Vinay M Tonse

Vinay M Tonse, appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd. (SBIFMPL). He replaced Ashwani Bhatia, DMD of SBI, who was appointed as MD (IT- Information Technology & SARG-Stressed Assets Resolution Group) of SBI. Since June 22, 2020 Vinay M Tonse was on deputation to SBIFMPL.

10.

Which department has decided to integrate electronic Pension Payment Order (e-PPO) with DigiLocker?

   A.) Department of Investment and Public Asset Management
   B.) Department of Consumer Affairs
   C.) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
   D.) Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

Answer: Option 'D'

The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW), Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pension, has decided to integrate the electronic Pension Payment Order (e-PPO) with Digi Locker. ‘Bhavishya’ software was used to create the facility.

11.

Pacific Alliance Group plans to acquire _______ stake in Edelweiss Wealth Management (EWM) for about 2,000 crores.

   A.) 12%
   B.) 71%
   C.) 51%
   D.) 49%

Answer: Option 'C'

51%

Private equity (PE) firm PAG to make a strategic investment of approximately Rs 2,200 crore (USD 300 million) for a 51% stake in Edelweiss Wealth Management (EWM). PAG with this deal will become a majority owner of the EWM of Edelweiss Global Investment Advisors (which also houses Edelweiss Asset Management, India’s largest alternatives and asset reconstruction platform, which is not part of the investment). The EWM business includes investment banking and capital markets businesses. It is to be noted that this is the PAG’s 1st PE investment in India.

12.

How many percentage of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts are operative?

   A.) 75.5%
   B.) 86.3%
   C.) 94.3%
   D.) 25.4%

Answer: Option 'B'

86.3%

As on 19th Aug’20 the total number of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) Accounts is 40.35 Crore; Rural PMJDY accounts: 63.6%, Women PMJDY accounts: 55.2% -Out of total 40.35 crore PMJDY accounts, 34.81 crore (86.3%) are operative. -Total deposit balances under PMJDY Accounts stand at Rs. 1.31 lakh crore. A mobile application Jan Dhan Darshak App was launched to provide a citizen centric platform for locating banking touch points such as bank branches, ATMs, Bank Mitras, Post Offices, etc. in the country.

13.

Which team has won Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League 2019-20?

   A.) Real Madrid
   B.) Paris Saint Germain
   C.) Bayern Munich
   D.) Barcelona

Answer: Option 'C'

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich (FC Bayern München), German football club won their 6th Championship in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League 2019-20. Bayern Munich became the champions of Europe by defeating the first time finalists Paris Saint Germain(PSG) 1- 0 at the finals held in Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.

14.

Who was appointed as MD & CEO of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd.?

   A.) Vinay M Tonse
   B.) Deepak Chahar
   C.) Ashwani Bhatia
   D.) None of these

Answer: Option 'A'

Vinay M Tonse

Vinay M Tonse, appointed as the Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of SBI Funds Management Pvt. Ltd. (SBIFMPL). He replaced Ashwani Bhatia, DMD of SBI, who was appointed as MD(IT- Information Technology & SARG-Stressed Assets Resolution Group) of SBI.

15.

Who became first bowler to scalp 500 wickets in T20I?

   A.) Jasprit Bumrah
   B.) James Anderson
   C.) Sunil Narine
   D.) Dwayne Bravo

Answer: Option 'D'

Dwayne Bravo

On 26th August, 2020 West Indies All-Rounder Dwayne John Bravo became the first bowler in International Cricket to scalp 500 wickets in Twenty20 International (T20I). He achieved the feat in the Carribean Premier League (CPL)2020 match between his team Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks.

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